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Your future at RGU

Late applications for our undergraduate courses are closed. Applications through Clearing will open on 5 July 2022.

Choosing where to study your undergraduate degree is an important yet exciting life decision. Now more than ever it is important to make sure you are prepared for the future and we believe we have the university environment  to help you futureproof yourself and your career.

Applications received after 30 June for undergraduate courses starting in September will be entered into Clearing.

Our courses

Our courses are demand-driven, innovative and diverse, and will ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and connections to thrive in the future. We offer highly ranked courses across a wide range of subject areas, so you can be sure to find a course to suit your interests and career ambitions. We are now taking late applications via UCAS for our courses starting in September 2022, check out what we have to offer!


Why RGU?

There are a number of reasons why we think you should apply to RGU.

Teaching & Learning

*Excludes colleges, small, specialist and private providers.

Student Experience

  • You will be learning in purpose-built, modern facilities at our £120 million riverside campus. See it for yourself on our RGU Tour highlight on Instagram.
  • To support students to stay active and well, we offer RGU students free gym memberships for the duration of their studies!
  • Our university accommodation sites are in great locations across the City, offer great value for money as well as the perfect way to meet new friends and start your exciting university experience.

Student Support

  • We are 2nd in Scotland* for learning opportunities and learning community (National Student Survey 2022), which demonstrates that we provide a high quality learning experience for our students, where we to continually enhance our curriculum in response to students’ needs.
  • We have heavily invested in our support networks both on and off campus to make the experience of studying at RGU the best it can possibly be. From exam preparation to counselling, disability support to career plans, we have the expertise to help you.
  • If you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study.

Graduate Employability

  • We are top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (excluding small, specialist institutions) for employability and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2022)

Find out more about our courses:


Why Aberdeen?

The real question is – why not Aberdeen? It is the happiest city in the UK to live and work in (Shawbrook Bank 2021) and has only half the annual rainfall of Miami! Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, celebrated for its proximity to the sea and its famous sparkling architecture. Students in Aberdeen can enjoy famous food and drink, buzzing festivals and events, a vibrant nightlife scene, thrilling outdoor activities and relaxing parks and gardens. Our energetic city is surrounded by Aberdeenshire meaning you can quickly venture into our majestic countryside and along our spectacular coastline. In between your studies you can also visit epic castles and film famous locations, go on even more exhilarating outdoor adventures and discover our famous Royal connections.   

Do you know that Aberdeen is less than 3 hours from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness? And is globally connected through Aberdeen International Airport. Your Aberdeen student adventure starts right here!


What our students say

From day one, there was great emphasis on practical, every day skills which really prepared me for the workplace. The third year placement was a particular highlight which allowed me to refine those skills and make key contacts which led to my first graduate job.
Ben Philip , Journalism Graduate and BBC Scotland News Journalist
I’m really enjoying my time at RGU! I’ve made the closest friends, I’ve joined lots of clubs. It opens up the world for you.
Monique Uri , Food, Nutrition and Human Health Student
The lecturers are approachable and want to see students succeed, and the lab facilities are excellent! The emphasis on practical assessments is a great way to set students up for future success.
Jessica McGowan , Computing – Application Software Development Graduate

Get a real insight into student life at RGU by speaking to our current students via our Unibuddy platform:


Widening Access Offer

Here at RGU, we believe talented individuals should be encouraged and supported to achieve their ambitions, regardless of their background or economic circumstances. If you are applying to RGU for September 2022 and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study, along with our welcome pack to support your transition to university.


Contact Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Student Admissions Service or why not contact a student or staff member via our contact a student platform:

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